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STRIDE Trial Puts Fall-Related Injury Prevention Plans to the Test

A nurse-managed, individually tailored falls prevention plan administered for at least 20 months did not significantly reduce risk of serious fall injuries in older adults aged 70 and over who were at high risk for falls, findings from the STRIDE trial, reported recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest.

Gait Analysis Minus the Guesswork

Basing gait evaluation on objective measures and providing dynamic options for therapy improve the outlook for outpatient rehabilitation, notes Frank Long, MS, Editorial Director, in this manufacturer Q&A for the February/March 2020 issue of Physical Therapy Products.

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Here’s How Video Games and Digital Devices Can Help People Stand and Walk in Rehab

Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, according to an Australia-based study published in PLoS Medicine looking at the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation.

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